The Goulburn Film Group will screen the hit Australian musical Bran Nue Dae later this month - the group's first movie evening since August.
Set in Western Australia in the Sixties, Bran Nue Dae (2010) is about an Aboriginal boy who runs away from boarding school, and goes on a road trip across Western Australia in the company of his eccentric uncle, falling in love and finding his long-lost father (or two). Based on Jimmy Chi's award-winning 1990 musical, the movie is one of Australia's top 50 box office successes.
"This has been a really hard year," Rose Marin, executive director of Southern Tablelands Arts, said. "Bran Nue Dae is extraordinarily hopeful and upbeat; it's the kind of movie we need to watch as we go into summer to feel hopeful about the days ahead. It's just what the doctor ordered - and it's got quality Aussie stars."
Bran Nue Dae will be shown at the Lilac City Cinema on Sunday, 29 November, at 4pm. Tickets cost $10 (general admission) or $15 (supporter admission), and are available online via Southern Tablelands Arts, or at the door. Numbers are limited to be COVID-safe.
Position vacant: Film Group coordinator
The Goulburn Film Group is also looking for a new co-ordinator to take the helm next year. Steve Chapman, who founded the group and ran it for 16 years, stepped down this year.
"We're looking for a film buff / creative director who's keen to select films for audiences to watch," Ms Marin said.
"The GFG is a much-loved institution, and even with Steve's departure, we're absolutely committed to keeping it going."
The Film Group's partnership with Lilac City Cinema, Ms Marin said, allowed it to showcase films that might not otherwise get a look on the big screen.
The GFG has only shown movies every three months this year, due to the pandemic, but hopes to resume monthly screenings come February.
Early next year, Southern Tablelands Arts also plans to start a similar monthly film group in Yass.
"A testament to Steve Chapman's legacy and the extraordinary vision that he had when he set it up," Ms Marin said.
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